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at the kitchen table


at the kitchen table was released back in 1994 as a cassette. The album was named after the exciting place where Chris, Neil, and their friends end up hanging out most of the time.

The album had 16 songs and some were rereleased on the lost in transit CD when Cuscus broke through to the new medium. This cassette is where you'll find the rare electric version of That's Just Stupid (The Berna Song).

Sure, you might think the cover looks familiar because lost in transit featured a similar version of the same picture. Since the CD saw greater distribution, Cuscus felt they'd keep the same cover for a while longer.



  1. Intended Rhinoceros
  2. Hey That's Just Stupid (The Berna Song)
  3. In The Grass On A Day
  4. Foxy Oak Trees (and Brocolli Patches)
  5. Interlude
  6. The Man With One Green Finger
  7. Acoustic Sky
  8. Rubberball
  1. Carolina
  2. Ice!
  3. Strawberry Messiah
  4. Reservations
  5. Baby Fish Mouth
  6. Deviant Mind
  7. Hey That's Just Stupid Unplugged
  8. My Front Porch (dedicated to The Binn)


intended rhinoceros
(words & music by Christopher Bruzzi)

Livin' on the edge
Intended what is for us
Try to keep your pledge
Intended rhinoceros

People stay and people change
And travel to the Promised Land
Intended as it ought to be
Try to keep your sanity

People say and people do
But together they don't make the truth
Don't explain yourself to me
I don't need your sympathy


hey that's just stupid (the berna song)
(music by Neil Marek, words by Christopher Bruzzi)

Once upon a life
I thought I'd run out of time
And I told this friend of mine
She said, "Shut up and have a good time"

She said, "Your worries, they'll go away
And your life will be over someday
So get up, get up and let's go play
It's tomorrow's yesterday"

Hey, let's go make some memories, it's tomorrow's yesterday
These will be the days we look back to, when we're old and gray
We'll walk up a hill and remember the mountain that we climbed
Fly a kite and think back to how we soared so high

Baby, you'll forget all about me someday
Who will I share my dreams with when you've gone away?
And she smiled and looked me straight in the eye
And said, "Hey that's just stupid, let's go have a good time"

I tried and tried to realize what she said
And I know in my heart that it's all in my head
Maybe you'll forget all about me some day
Who will I share my dreams with when you've gone away
And she smiled and looked me straight in the eye
And said, "Hey that's just stupid, let's go have a good time"


in the grass on a day
(words & music by Christopher Bruzzi)

You say you see me but then you look away
You only want to wear my shoes every other day
You say I'm crazy but I beg to disagree

Try to find me in the grass on a day
Your arms around me in the grass on a day
I never told you what I wanted to do
But you always know where I'd be

In the grass on a day
In the grass on a day

I never worry about the things they're going to say
I ain't thinkin' 'bout what happened yesterday
It's up to you but it don't matter anyway

It don't matter if you don't understand me
Just as long as you lay alone with me
In the grass on any particular everyday

I try hard to make amends
But you just refuse to talk
You say you want to understand me
But then you turn around and walk away
Please don't go away
All I really want is to be
In the grass on a day with you


foxy oak trees (and broccoli patches)
(music by Neil Marek, words by Kevin McDonald)

Take me there
Oh won't you take me there

I wanna see those foxy oak trees
Broccoli patches
Foxy oak trees
Broccoli patches

I was walkin'
Couldn't find them anywhere
I was runnin' faster
And I was getting scared

Wanna find those broccoli patches
And foxy oak trees
Foxy oak trees
Those broccoli patches


interlude
(music by Neil Marek)


the man with one green finger
(words & music by Christopher Bruzzi)

He's the man with one green finger
Do you care?
He's the man with one green finger
Please don't stare

He can't even buy a friend
His little green finger prevents him from living

Can you stand that one green finger
Hanging there?
He's a freak freak freak freak freak
Freak freak freak


acoustic sky
(music by Neil Marek, words by Christopher Bruzzi)

Pickled in ivory
Soaked in a bottle of oil
Placed on the red stove
Then slowly brought to a boil

Another vision I see you
The sky is acousticly blue
So many colors
But I can still see you

One three five seven
The odd child is hiding the tacks
Unlucky is Father
Eyesight is the gift that he lacks


rubberball
(music by Christopher Bruzzi)


carolina
(music by Neil Marek, words by Christopher Bruzzi)

Drive me down that dusty road
To the place I like to call my home
There's no pushin' and no shovin' where I live

Livin' in a small town's got its blues
But I know I can win when I've got nothing to lose
I can count on the comfort of Carolina

Carolina makes me smile
And it makes me cry at the same time
Memories to have and hold of Carolina


ice!
(words & music by Christopher Bruzzi)

Ice, not vanilla or cube
And the only tea around is from Long Island
He wears a hood over his face
And if you break the law he'll be all over your case

He's Slaski, what a nut lickin' chew
Mattamateeks is comin' after you
Some call him Gee or Shaq, yo Teeks!
One in the same, he'll clean up the streets that reek

Takin' the world by storm
Ice is back to lead us from wrong
So he carries a gun, yo big deal
He's just a crackerbutt livin' in a banana peal

"Yea, I got the stuff, man, bring it 'round town
I hear that Ice, yea, he's goin' down
He's with his friends in the doughnut shops
They're just bustin' their cover 'cause now we know they're cops
We've got him covered from left and right
But he still says he's gonna fight the fight..."
BAM BAM, they're dead 'cause they're on the wrong side of the law
This is war


strawberry messiah
(music by Neil Marek, words by Christopher Bruzzi)

The people of Fruitville
Many years ago
Had quite a dilemma
When their fruit would not grow

Their strawberries and grapes
Disappeared from the trees
They needed a savior
To bring back the berries

Strawberry Messiah
Strawberry Messiah
All their fruits and berries were gone overnight
Who could find the stolen crops and make everything alright?

They searched and found Vinnie
The world renowned possum
Although he hung upside down
He could smell it all and then some

So Vinnie set out
On his quest
And the people of Fruitville
Gave Vinnie their best

Strawberry Messiah
Strawberry Messiah
Vinnie set out when the sun went down
He promised he would not return until the fruit was found

Vinnie ran and ran from place to place
To find the monster who stole the grapes
Time passed and Vinnie came upon a hill
On top of which loomed a building
Ominous it stood, dark and tall
But Vinnie wasn't scared at all
The fruit was packed tightly shelf by shelf
But he was not alone by himself

In the doorway
Stood an evil man
Who wanted all the strawberries
For his tasty jams

So Vinnie used his tail
And wrapped it 'round a shelf
He pulled and the fruit tumbled
On the villain's head

Strawberry Messiah
Strawberry Messiah
The people of Fruitville got back all their berries
And Vinnie the possum went back to his tree


reservations
(words & music by Christopher Bruzzi)

You said I laughed too many times at dinner
I didn't know the limit was four
I thought it might be more

And my grammar good it wasn't, I apologize
Didn't learn what I was taught
Words just confuse my thoughts

I just want to be an insulator
Not another emulator
I wanna hold you
Not mold you
Hold you

And when I tried to order wine at dinner
I didn't pronounce the label right
And that just ruined the night

I want to be understanding
Not some overbearing jerk
I'd rather be a feather
Than give you ageda
I wanna caress you
Not distress you
Caress you

I tried so hard to be impressive
But I spilt my water on the floor
We ran in the rain to get to my car
I'm sorry that your dress tore

I'm so tired of trying
When all along my heart is dying
Every time another girl shuts her door


baby fish mouth
(music by Neil Marek)


deviant mind
(music by Neil Marek, words by Christopher Bruzzi)

I try to hear what the people are saying
But I just sit here rocking and swaying
I hum a rhyme from my childhood days
And wonder who said that crime never pays

And I see myself
Only it's someone else
And I see myself
And I just watch me go


hey that's just stupid (unplugged)
(music by Neil Marek, words by Christopher Bruzzi)

Once upon a life
I thought I'd run out of time
And I told this friend of mine
She said, "Shut up and have a good time"

She said, "Your worries, they'll go away
And your life will be over someday
So get up, get up and let's go play
It's tomorrow's yesterday"

Hey, let's go make some memories, it's tomorrow's yesterday
These will be the days we look back to, when we're old and gray
We'll walk up a hill and remember the mountain that we climbed
Fly a kite and think back to how we soared so high

Baby, you'll forget all about me someday
Who will I share my dreams with when you've gone away?
And she smiled and looked me straight in the eye
And said, "Hey that's just stupid, let's go have a good time"

I tried and tried to realize what she said
And I know in my heart that it's all in my head
Maybe you'll forget all about me some day
Who will I share my dreams with when you've gone away
And she smiled and looked me straight in the eye
And said, "Hey that's just stupid, let's go have a good time"


my front porch
(words & music by Christopher Bruzzi)

Let me tell you 'bout a place I know
It's just around the corner
Everyone's friendly and they take it slow
And you'd swear they'd always known you

It's not hard to get to and I should know
Some say I was born there
And if you're like me and decide to go
Don't say I didn't warn you

And every time that I turn around
Or try to look away
The people change but the friends I found
Will always stay the same on my front porch

Though my porch is here all year
It dies every summer
Some friends will leave and some stay here
And I just sit and wonder

Drinking beers while the sun lays low
Red swarms all around you
Downtown Bryn Mawr is always bustling with activity


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